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Estimating a monetary policy reaction function for the dominican republic

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The paper specifies and estimates a hybrid McCallum-Taylor monetary policy reaction function for the Dominican Republic (DR). The estimated reactions suggest that the Central Bank of the DR has been biased towards targeting the exchange rate. These findings are in line with the evidence on the fear-of-floating characteristic of developing countries. An evaluation of the estimated rule's historical performance shows that monetary base growth below (above) that implied by the 'average' policy reaction is associated with better (worse) macroeconomic performance.

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  • Jose Sanchez-fung, 2005. "Estimating a monetary policy reaction function for the dominican republic," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(4), pages 563-577.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:intecj:v:19:y:2005:i:4:p:563-577 DOI: 10.1080/10168730500382121
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    1. M. Faizul Islam, 2010. "Subrata Ghatak and Jose R. Sanchez-Fung. Monetary Economics in Developing Countries (Hampshire: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007, pp. 320)," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(7), pages 1042-1043.
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    3. Hasanov, Mübariz & Omay, Tolga, 2008. "Monetary policy rules in practice: Re-examining the case of Turkey," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(16), pages 4309-4318.

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    Keywords

    Monetary policy reaction function; McCallum and Taylor rules; multiple exchange rates; Dominican Republic;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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